Postgraduate taught 

Civil Engineering MSc

Advanced Concrete Performance M ENG5224

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces students to design methods for concrete structures, for which no Code of Practice exists.  It is also designed to give students a basic understanding of the nonlinear finite element method of concrete structures and how this method can be used in the design process.


1 session per week

Excluded Courses





50% Written Exam

50% Report

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ introduce the nonlinear material behaviour of concrete;

■ develop models of aspects of concrete structures to ensure they capture all important behaviour;

■ explain how to interpret and use modelling predictions;

■ use upper and lower bound approaches to design.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to

■ design concrete structures for which no Code of Practice exists;

■ interpret and use computational modelling predictions in the design process.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.